Death of Hengameh Panahi, fervent supporter of auteur cinema

Hengameh Panahi © DR

Takeshi Kitano, Jacques Audiard, Jafar Pahani, François Ozon, Jia Zanghke, Bruno Dumont, Marjane Satrapi, Todd Haynes, Laurent Cantet, Alexander Sokurov, Marco Bellocchio, the Dardenne brothers, Naomi Kawase…

French-Iranian producer Hengameh Panahi, founder of the international sales company Celluloid Dreams in the 1990s, passionately accompanied auteur cinema around the world for over thirty years.

We cherished having her by our side, and we owe her so much. It is with great sadness that we learned of her passing. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones.